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Series: Youth Justice Action Month
What Youth Justice Means to Youth: A Vision for the Future
On October 27, 2022, OJJDP held a panel discussion, “What Youth Justice Means to Youth: A Vision for the Future. Co-hosted with the Coalition for Juvenile Justice and the National Juvenile Justice Network, the event featured youth leaders with lived experience in the juvenile justice system, who presented their recommendations for a "Youth-Centered Vision of Justice" to OJJDP leadership.
Youth Justice Action Month: A Message from John Legend
In an exclusive video, John Legend, singer and advocate, thanks youth justice advocates from across the country for their efforts during Youth Justice Action Month to raise awareness and educate the public about the impact of the justice system on youth.
Youth Justice Action Month: Why We Act
In observance of Youth Justice Action Month, OJJDP provides a brief history of YJAM and how the story of Tracy McClard, a mother in Jackson, MO, who lost her 17-year-old son to suicide in an adult facility, sparked nationwide juvenile justice advocacy work, awareness, and reform.
Youth Justice Action Month: Creating Brighter Futures for Our Nation's Youth
OJJDP, the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, and the National Juvenile Justice Network held a webinar on October 3, 2022 to discuss the history of Youth Justice Action Month and actions we can each take during October and beyond to create brighter futures for the nation's youth.